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If time( NULL ) pulls the date since Jan. 1, 1970, is there something that will pull the current system time?
Sep 16 '06 #1
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That is the current system time, expressed as seconds since Jan 1 1970 (at midnight to fully qualify it).

You can get the date month year hours minutes seconds from this time by calling

gmtime or localtime returning respectively data for UTC (or GMT) or data for the local time zone.

both these function return struct tm *, this structure has the following members

Seconds after minute (0 59).

Minutes after hour (0 59).

Hours since midnight (0 23).

Day of month (1 31).

Month (0 11; January = 0).

Year (current year minus 1900).

Day of week (0 6; Sunday = 0).

Day of year (0 365; January 1 = 0).

Always 0 for gmtime.
Sep 17 '06 #2

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